Changing the Conversation on Asylum in the UK

16 June 2022 - 16 June 2022
19:00 - 20:30

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Changing the Conversation on Asylum

This evening event, coming just before Refugee Week, offers a chance to hear from those in the asylum system working to change the conversation on asylum through art, poetry and activism.

How can we help amplify their voices, and how might we engage with others with different views to ours? We will take a fresh look at how language shapes the way we see people and provide a ‘take-home toolkit’ to help you contribute to changing the conversation.

We will be joined by people who have experienced and are experiencing the asylum system and hear how they are taking action to let people in the UK know the detrimental effects it is having on people’s lives.

The session will be facilitated by members of Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) . QARN works to change the way refugees and asylum seekers are treated, and seeks to ensure that justice and compassion are the guiding principles. It is a supportive network helping to keep Quakers working in this area in touch with one another and informed of the latest developments, news and opportunities to work for change.

All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at

Image credit: A painting by Erfan Alaei. Erfan has experience of the UK asylum system. The painting illustrates his fears,  hopes and concerns.

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerWritten and visualZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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